Balanites aegyptiaca

Ba·la·ni·tes ae·gyp·ti·a·ca

(bal'ă-nī'tēz ē'jip-tī'ā-kă),
A genus of tree growing in North Africa and areas around the eastern Mediterranean, with berries that contain an active principle that is deadly to mollusks, miracidia, cercariae, tadpoles, and fish; used as a prophylactic against schistosomiasis by adding it to drinking water.
[L. balanos, acorn]
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class="MsoNormalAnyway, the elephants are very happy and so are we as the trio heads towards the desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) tree that's an iconic Mara signature.
L'indice d'iode (6,5g/100g) est inferieur a celui trouve dans l'huile de Balanites aegyptiaca (124,22g d'iode/g d'huile) [38].
Hafez, "Induction of apoptosis in human cancer cells through extrinsic and intrinsic pathways by Balanites aegyptiaca Furostanol saponins and saponincoated silvernanoparticles," Applied biochemistry and Biotechnology, vol.
Phlebotomus orientalis is confined to specific habitats, with high abundance of Acacia seyal and Balanites aegyptiaca trees that are growing in crack-black cotton-clay soil [9,10].
madagascariensis, Strychnos cocculoides Baker, Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile, Vitex doniana Sweet, Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl., Sclerocarya birrea (A.
The quest for ceonomical plant sources of steroidal sapogenins other than Diocorea species, the only commercial source, pointed to the high potential of fruits of Balanites aegyptiaca as an alternative source (Hardman and Sofowora, 1972; 1970).
Of the 16 species mentioned, the leaves and roots of Balanites aegyptiaca got priority by the local communities to relive abdominal pain.
Balanitin-6 (28%) andbalanitin-7 (72%) are isolated Balanites aegyptiaca which is an African plant of medicinal interest.
In this context, several HPLC methods have been developed and validated for the analysis and determination of sapogenins in several matrices including, for example, HPLC-ESI/MS, used in the kernel cake of Balanites aegyptiaca [112] and HPLC-ELSD-UV, involved in the analysis of species of Dioscorea spp.
The most popular fishing gears used for fishing are the seed of Millettia ferruginea (in Amharic called Birbira) and barks of Balanites aegyptiaca (locally called Bedeno).